15 June 2012

Stories from 15 June 2012

India: Activist Facing Arrest For Exposing Church Miracle

  15 June 2012

Sasi at Random Thoughts reports that Sanal Edamuruku, the President of the Indian Rationalist Association, is facing arrest for proclaiming that the “dripping cross” outside Vile Parle’s Velankanni church is not a miracle, but the result of a natural action. A petition is online to call for dropping the complaints...

Pakistan: RIP Ghazal Legend Mehdi Hassan

  15 June 2012

Mehdi Hassan Khan also famously known as the ‘King of Ghazal’ passed away on Wednesday, 13, June, 2012 after a protracted illness, in a local hospital in Karachi city of Pakistan. Netizens pay their tribute.

Guatemala: Anti-Mining Activist Shot

  15 June 2012

The blog Guatemala Solidarity Network and James Rodriguez from Mi Mundo report on the attempted murder of anti-mining activist Yolanda “Yoli” Oquely Veliz. The Guatemala Human Rights Commission/USA condemns the shooting and invites citizens to sign a petition “to call on the Guatemalan Government to investigate this crime and prosecute...

Zimbabwe: Security Elites Get Facebook Grilling

  15 June 2012

Widespread concern about about politicization of the military in Zimbabwe has made Roy Bennett, a senior official of Movement for Democratic Change, turn to Facebook to speak his mind about the military’s brazen partisanship. Other Zimbabweans have joined in the conversation despite the arrest of one Zimbabwean last year for a comment he posted on Facebook.

Zambia: Meet a Blogger Who Tackles Health Issues

  15 June 2012

One Zambian female blogger tackles an issue other Zambian bloggers don’t touch — health. Meluse Kapatamoyo has written about dementia, fibroids as well as malaria eradication and the use of beads for family planning among other health conditions on her blog.

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